About the book
In the spring of 2002, journalist Asne Seierstad went to Afghanistan to live with a family for several months. Here she reveals her experiences, telling the story of Sultan Khan – who defied the authorities for 20 years to supply books to the people of Kabul – and his family.
Reviewed by Selborne Book Circle
We were glad we had read the book but found it very disturbing. It involved a lively discussion and we were fortunate in that one of the members had been to Afghanistan in the comparatively liberal days before the Taliban. This is a book that should be read both for content and presentation.
Star rating: ***